Vatra Moldoviței

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Vatra Moldoviței
Commune
Moldovița painted monastery, UNESCO monument
Moldovița painted monastery, UNESCO monument
Coat of arms of Vatra Moldoviței
Coat of arms
Vatra Moldoviței is located in Romania
Vatra Moldoviței
Vatra Moldoviței
Coordinates: 47°39′N 25°34′E / 47.650°N 25.567°E / 47.650; 25.567
Country  Romania
County Suceava County
First attested October 31, 1402
Area 17.02 km2 (6.57 sq mi)
Elevation 588 - 1,380 m (−3,940 ft)
Population (2007)[1] 4,633
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 727595
Area code(s) +40 230
Car Plates SV
Website Vatra Moldoviței Townhall site

Vatra Moldoviței is a commune located in the west-central part of Suceava County, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Ciumârna, Paltinu and Vatra Moldoviței. The latter village is the site of Moldovița Monastery. It lies on the banks of Moldovița River and some of its tributaries Ciumârna and Paltinu. It is flanked by two of the Bukovina Ridges (Obcinele Bucovinei): the Great Ridge (Obcina Mare) and the Feredeu Ridge (Obcina Feredeului).

The first official record referring to the Vatra Moldoviței area dates to the time of Alexander the Good, who founded the Moldovița Monastery in 1402.

Coordinates: 47°39′N 25°34′E / 47.650°N 25.567°E / 47.650; 25.567

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  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2007; retrieved on March 1, 2010